We love seeing so many new puppies, older dogs, and rescues who have joined families during this crazy period in our lives, there couldn’t be a better time to welcome a cute, furry friend into your home. But at some point when normal life resumes and we’re all back to work, school, etc., the pup is going to look around and wonder “hey, where did my human go?” which can bring on lots of unwanted behaviors, chewing shoes or paws, ripping up couches and pillows, some or all of it being anxiety-driven, which is why it’s so crucial for pups to learn an important lesson now more than ever: how to be alone.
We all know that it’s good to be alone sometimes, and even dogs need that time. But right now, we are home and able to give our pup lots of attention, but know that down the road, the time will come when they will not get as much from you. Getting a pup is a commitment, generally a 10 to 15 year commitment. With this in mind take the time to not instill any behaviors that later may not be so good. Wag Central is here for you! We are the experts on all things dog, and always here to help. Have any questions or concerns about your dog, new or old? Feel free to reach out to Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org